TUI UK launches additional 38,000 seats for Winter 2020 from Newcastle Airport

  • Sharm El Sheikh holidays now on sale from Newcastle Airport
  • Additional new routes to Hurghada and Tunisia
  • New 10 and 11 night holidays to Lanzarote

2nd December, London – TUI, the world’s leading holiday company and the UK’s number one holiday provider, has announced its winter 2020 programme with the reintroduction of holidays to Sharm El Sheikh. 

From the 7th November 2020 TUI weekly flights to Sharm El Sheikh will be operating on Saturdays from Newcastle Airport.

As well as Sharm El Sheikh for winter 2020, the holiday company will also be introducing new routes to Tunisia (departing weekly on a Monday) and Hurghada (departing weekly on a Friday).

TUI have also added 10 and 11 night holidays to Lanzarote with the addition of a weekly flight operating every Sunday from Newcastle airport, giving holidaymakers from the North East more flexibility.

Returning to Sharm El Sheikh

Famous for the glistening red sea and amazing sandy beaches, customers can expect high quality hotels and the year round sun the region is known for. Four hotels including old favourites along the beautiful Red Sea coast are now on sale, with even more in the pipeline.  

The exclusive 5T TUI Magic Life Sharm El Sheikh, is an old favourite, loved and enjoyed by customers who previously travelled back year after year. The Magic Life concept resort is picture-perfect, overlooking the Straits of Tiran. There is really something for everyone at from a stylish spa, fitness gym, sporting activities and professional live entertainment. The all-inclusive beach resort has 3 swimming pools plus 4 restaurants offering delicious regional and international cuisine.

The elegant exclusive 5T Reef Oasis Blue Bay includes a beautiful private beach, a waterpark and a large outdoor infinity pool perfect for cooling down in the sun and observing the stunning views. The hotel has a fantastic location, not far from the famous Naama Bay. There is so much choice when it comes to eating out – from the onsite Italian restaurant to the pub bar which serves food 24 hours a day.

For summer 2021 Newcastle airport will see a further increase of 8,000 additional seats with the introduction of a second fortnightly flight to family favourite Orlando Sanford (Florida). This will now allow for 10 and 11 night holidays for families to add more flexibility.

TUI UK&I’s Director of Aviation Planning, Karen Switzer said: “Earlier this month TUI announced its winter 2020 and summer 2021 holiday programme which has since expanded with more destinations and added flights. We are delighted that the additional flights provide holidaymakers departing from our regional airports with even more choice when deciding where to go away. With additional flying capacity and more than 1,000 hotels already on sale for Summer 2021 it gives those planning ahead the opportunity to choose the most suitable airport, destination and hotel.

“The customer is at the heart of everything we do and this additional growth to some of our customer’s favourite holiday hotspots from Newcastle Airport demonstrates our continued commitment for people to discover their smile with us.”

Leon McQuaid, Head of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, added: “We are delighted that TUI have further expanded their destination portfolio with the addition of Sharm El Sheikh into their winter programme, as well as extending services to Hurghada and Tunisia. Tunisia and Egypt are extremely popular destinations due to the year-round sunshine, and we have received countless requests for services to Sharm El Sheikh - so it is great to see these popular winter sun destinations on offer to the North East travelling public.”